On June 6, 1944, some 130,000 U.S., British and Canadian troops stormed an 80-kilometre stretch of beaches along the French channel coast to attack hundreds of Nazi troops in concrete fortified gun positions.

18,000 Canadian troops launched their contribution at Juno Beach.   Five Signallers – members of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals and RCAF lost their lives during the assault.  They were:

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

Lieutenant  Bruce Murchison   Ottawa, ON   Age  23

Corporal  Elmer  Swan   Prescott, ON     Age 23

Lance Corporal Francis Trainor  Charlottetown, PEI  Age 23

Corporal   Norman  Hauk  – Virden, Manitoba   Age 23


WO I  Nathan Berger   ( Wireless Operator WAG)    Age 22     Montreal, PQ


Photo – Monument – Benys Sur Mer Cemetery